Rhynchonellidae

plural noun

Rhyn·​cho·​nel·​li·​dae
: a family of articulate brachiopods that is known from the Ordovician to the Holocene and is usually placed in a distinct suborder or superfamily of Telotremata but is sometimes considered to form a separate order

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Rhynchonella, type genus + -idae

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“Rhynchonellidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhynchonellidae. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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